Sunday, October 6, 2013

"The better we can work together, the better results we have"

The Milford Daily News writes about the sometimes contentious discussion about an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for special education students.

Haberman said parents "are very aware of the difficult financial times districts are under," but also want to ensure students are receiving services outlined in an IEP or are needed. 
She said the litigious nature of special education disputes can lead to a breakdown of trust between both sides. 
Haberman emphasized disputes are almost always with school administration rather than teachers and staff actually providing the services. 
Beth Fitzmaurice, Franklin’s special education director, said staff encourage parents to sit and talk with them multiple times before rejecting an IEP and often, both parties are able to come to a resolution without a rejection.

Read more: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1155172085/The-battle-for-whats-best-in-special-education#ixzz2gwFOiOiz

For Franklin parents, there is a Special Education Parents Advisory Council that can help
http://franklinsepac.org/home